Research & Discovery The latest research news in genetics and genomics. Protein-Based Liquid Biopsy Panel Assesses Tumor Microenvironment, Shows Prognostic Potential Premium A panel of 13 circulating proteins related to the tumor microenvironment may provide prognostic clues to prostate cancer progression. 23andMe Study Associates Gene Locus With COVID-19-Related Loss of Smell, Taste A multi-ancestry genome-wide association study found that genetics likely contributes to the loss of smell or taste in COVID-19 patients. PreOmics Closes €13.5M Series B Financing Round Bruker was the sole investor in the round and bought out several previous PreOmics investors in a secondary transaction to become a majority investor in the firm. NanoString Technologies Touts Interest in CosMx Spatial Biology Platform at JPM The Seattle-based company has already sold 20 platforms ahead of the Q4 launch, and researchers are receiving data from the CosMx Technology Access Program. Veranome, Cold Spring Harbor to Develop In Situ Sequencing Technologies The collaboration aims to expand Veranome's spatial transcriptomics portfolio with in situ neural mapping, among other applications. Dec 22, 2021 Embryo Selection From Polygenic Risk Scores Enters Market as Clinical Value Remains Unproven Premium Dec 21, 2021 Nicoya Lifesciences to Further Develop Alto SPR Platform, Enter International Markets Premium Dec 20, 2021 Analysis of Multi-Ancestry Cohort Uncovers Dozens of Genes Linked to Blood Lipid Levels Dec 17, 2021 Protein Interaction Studies Show Promise for Identifying COVID-19 Drugs and Drug Targets Premium Dec 16, 2021 Protein Analysis Firm Nicoya Raises C$20M in Extended Series A Financing Round Dec 15, 2021 EpiCypher Licenses Chromatin Profiling Technologies From Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Dec 14, 2021 Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of SomaLogic With Buy Rating Dec 13, 2021 Cancer Surfaceome Atlas IDs Genes Encoding Cell Surface Proteins With Drug Target Potential Dec 13, 2021 Akoya Biosciences, PathAI Collaborating on Predictive Biomarkers for Cancer Immunotherapies Dec 13, 2021 OncoHost, Heidelberg University Hospital Strike Lung Cancer Biomarker Alliance Dec 10, 2021 GWAS With Higher Genetic Diversity Lead to More Accurate Use of Polygenic Risk Scores Dec 10, 2021 Quantum-Si Lining Up Early-Access Users for Proteomic Platform in Advance of 2022 Launch Premium Dec 10, 2021 Protective Effect of Human Sickle Hemoglobin Against Malaria Varies with Parasite Genotype Dec 9, 2021 Nomic Bio Counting on High Throughput to Generate Interest in ELISA-Based Proteomic Platform Premium Dec 8, 2021 Genetic Loci With Link to Bowel Movement Frequency May Point to GI Condition Treatments Dec 8, 2021 Rebus Biosystems Acquires IP, Assay Assets of EEL Transcriptomics Dec 8, 2021 Nomic Bio Closes $17M Series A Round Dec 7, 2021 Pan-Cancer Analysis Reveals Unique Features in Tumors From Younger People Dec 7, 2021 Breast Cancer Therapy Response Predicted by Multiomic Machine Learning Model Dec 7, 2021 Cytena Inks China Distribution Deal for Single-Cell Isolators Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.